Creamy Swiss Chard with Coconut

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

Roast the chard stems and serve them alongside.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, finely diced (about 1 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 small dried hot red chile, such as chile de arbol, stemmed and crumbled

  • 2 pounds Swiss chard (3 to 4 bunches), stems removed, torn into 2-inch pieces (about 12 packed cups)

  • ½ cup light coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • Coarse salt


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ginger, and chile and cook until tender and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes. Add chard leaves, coconut milk, and water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until chard is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Season with salt.

Related Articles